Riding the Health Care Cost Rocket

Written by Steven Hansen When I read informed opinion on health care costs going up or going down, I visualize the scenes in the Exorcist (Linda Blair’s head rotating a complete 360 degrees or her pea soup hurling). It really depends on what data set you pull, how you view the data in that data set, …

2013 Was Good to Joe Sixpack (Relatively)

Written by Steven Hansen One of my favorite responses to those who ask me how things are going is “that I am still alive”.  This is the way I feel about the economic events of 2013 as they relate to the average survivor of this year.

Healthcare Hiccups

Inside the Diner this week I FINALLY got a bug up my butt to write about the CLUSTERFUCK that is the Affordable Health Care Act, AKA Obamacare.

I have basically ignored this piece of legislative insanity here on the Diner, it is fundamentally a Derivative Problem of a Failing Monetary System, and bogging down blogging on it when I am quite sure it will collapse along with the monetary system supporting it seemed unnecessary to me for a long time here

Why the US Needs Obamacare

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance Introduction In recent months, Obamacare has become the bête noire of the Tea Party in negotiations to reopen the government and avoid a default. And it has not helped that the web sites for the “heath insurance marketplaces” have not worked well. However, Obamacare has been short changed: in …

Potential Hidden Benefits from Obamacare

by Elliott Morss Introduction We hear a lot about: Universal coverage; Nobody can be refused insurance because of pre-existing conditions; Children cover under parents’ insurance until 26; Insurance companies cannot drop you because you get sick. But there is a lot more in the 2,409-page Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act than these benefits. To …